The New Zealand Broadcasting School (NZBS) is the premier national provider of applied training in television, film, digital media and radio performance and production in New Zealand.
Hands-on and totally focused on career outcomes, when you study with us at the NZBS, you will:
- Benefit from studying in small class-sizes
- Be prepared for a career in the broadcasting or communication industry
- Gain advanced professional competencies
- Learn high level practical research skills
- Be well prepared for future industry challenges
- Be given appropriate skills and learning opportunities for postgraduate studies and
- Have access to a wide range of broadcasting communication facilities.
The New Zealand Broadcasting School is located at our Madras Street Campus in Christchurch.
Our main subject areas are broadcasting and digital video post production. Within these two subject areas you can choose to specialise in broadcast journalism, radio broadcasting, or digital film and television production.
Facilities and resources
The New Zealand Broadcasting School houses advanced resources including the second largest TV production studio in the South Island, live-to-air radio studios, and comprehensive software suites from Adobe, Apple, Avid, RCS and many more.
Our digital cameras, field kits, sound recording gear and TV studio production and post production equipment match and, in some cases, better current industry standards.
Industry and community
Employers seek our graduates knowing they are ready to contribute their creative energy, enthusiasm and ideas from day one.
Along with valuable work experience and intern opportunities, CPIT’s industry partnerships ensure we respond quickly to marketplace demands and provide the skills and qualifications employers tell us they need you to have right now.
During your study, a range of professionals are invited in to share their expertise and experience, and provide insight into the current state of the industry in New Zealand. Industry professionals are also consulted regularly about programme content, resourcing and delivery.
Phone, local calling area: 03 940 8000
Free Call (New Zealand): 0800 24 24 76
International: +64 3 940 8000
Fax: +64 3 366 6544
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